NOW - Better Stevia Packets
• No Bitter Aftertaste
• Great Natural Herb Taste
• Consumer's Choice
• Natural Herbal Food Product
Stevia is a small perennial plant native to Central and South America with a long and storied history. The Spanish conquistadors found out about Stevia during their sixteenth century exploration of Central America. They reported that the natives used the leaves of this herb to counteract the bitter taste of a popular community drink, mate, and also used it as an herbal remedy for various ailments.
In 1887, Antonio Bertoni, a South American scientist, observed Indians of the Guarani tribe of Paraguay who used Stevia to flavor bitter tribal beverages. Bertoni erroneously classified Stevia as a member of the daisy family, but it was later re-assigned to the chrysanthemum family in 1905. Twenty-five years later, two French chemists conducting research on Stevia isolated the primary constituents responsible for Stevia's properties and named them steviosides. Our Stevia Exttract is based on this research.
Today, Stevia is cultivated in over a dozen countries worldwide. It is a major export product and is widely used in countries such as China, Brazil, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Paraguay and Malaysia. Stevia has also been grown successfully in California, southern Ontario, Canada and even southern England. Although there are several different species of Stevia, the most potent and effective seems to be Stevia rebaudiana, and this species is used in most dietary supplements on the market today.
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Suggested Use:Take one packet as desired.
Serving Size: 1 Packet (1 g)
Servings Per Container: 1000
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate||1 g||<1%|
|Certified Organic Stevia Extract||85 mg||†|
|(Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf)|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Rice Maltodextrin and Silica.
Contains no: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy protein, milk, egg, shellfish, preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or artificial sweeteners.
Store in a cool, dry place.